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911 center, alcohol ordinance to top agenda
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Effingham County commissioners are expected to consider the low bid for the 911 center at their meeting this morning.

The low bid, submitted by Brunson Construction, came in under the $2.3 million projection. The 911 center will be built with special purpose local option sales tax proceeds.

Commissioners looked at plans for the center, which handle emergency calls and communications. The 911 center is expected to be approximately 9,500 square feet and will able to withstand wind gusts of 155 mph lasting three seconds.

As designed by Lott and Barber architects, the 911 center will have room for 15 dispatcher stations and a 40-person training room. It also will have an 11-person sleeping quarters in case it has to become an emergency operations center.

Construction is expected to take 11 months.

Commissioners also are expected to have the first reading of an amendment to the county’s alcohol ordinance today.

Commissioners went over the proposed changes at their Feb. 19 meeting and tabled reading the ordinance.